Accountant

Employer
Department of Defense, Depart...
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

"The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze."

Department of Defense (DoD)
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Mission Statement
DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live.  The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.
DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope.  DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents.  DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories.  DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 
Visit our website at www.dodea.edu for more information!

If you are applying through Merit procedures, the following information applies to you:

 

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: http://archive.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability.)

 

If you are applying through Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) procedures, the following information applies to you:


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens

 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • The Incumbent may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft to a variety of stateside and overseas locations for meetings and conferences.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Authorized

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This position requires a Non Critical Sensitive Secret Clearance
  • This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0510 series:

    Basic Requirements
    1.Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
    OR
    2.Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
    1.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
    2.A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
    3.Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    *NOTE:  Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/  for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Monday, March 20, 2017.

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:

    • Leads or participates on working groups to plan, develop and execute financial management strategic initiatives.
    • Provide authoritative advice and guidance of Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM), Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
    • Communicating key accounting and financial management process changes to Information
      and Technology, Enterprise Solutions and Standards and Site Audit Readiness organizations.

    NOTE:  Description of experience should be clearly reflected and supported on your resume, and/or supporting application documentation.  Your documentation must accurately reflect that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform the duties of this position.  Description of your experience and education should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1.Knowledge of advanced accounting principles and practices; auditing theories and techniques.
    2.Knowledge of management information systems design and the uses of systems to support operations to include the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones.
    3.Ability to communicate orally and in writing to upper level management and senior officials.

    Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing of this announcement and all other eligibility requirements including , time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Monday, March 20, 2017

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

     

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

     

    Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link:
    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible
    RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:  Not Authorized
    FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
    FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is NOT telework eligible
    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:  Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.

     

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

     

    Other Notes:
    Delegated  Examining -Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.


     

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.


    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period

     

    Incumbent must be able to obtain the appropriate certification level for their position. This is a Financial Management Level (Level 2) Certified position. IAW Public Law 112-81 and DoD Policy the incumbent shall comply with the requirements of DoD FM Certification program within the allotted timeframe.  

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